I painted up the first two units for the First Crusades era Syrians last night. These are two units of Gaziz (Perry miniatures). I wasn't sure what colour to do the flesh and experimented with GW Dwarf Flesh- which looked too bright/pink even with a wash- and Vallejo Tan. After trying a couple of each I settled on the latter but with a very light drybrush of dwarf flesh added to highlight.
I'm still not 100% sure on the bases yet, I think they need something else to pop a bit more. I hunted through my scenry supplies and found some Woodlands Scenics fine ground earth and added that as a bit of additional texture. I might add some light green course turf yet or even some cat litter for contrast, we'll see. Let me know what you think.
Also I am continuing to try and get better quality pictures. At present I'm not sure if the poor quality is me, the camera or both! But for these shots I added another light source to try to get better light.
The shields still probably need work but I hate shields (which means I can't paint designs on them to save myself!), I might have to look into some more LBM studio transfers for these.
Riders of ROHAN- HoTT
As well as painting up these guys, I based up some Rohan for HoTT battles vs Finn. He's watching the Lord of the Rings again and is getting keen for a game.
I will use the Gripping Beast Vikings as additional infantry for this army.
1x Hero General
2x Beasts (wardogs)